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Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Sometimes the only difference between right and wrong is timing. Going back nearly two decades, broadcast engineers have been hassled and harangued by various voices advocating IT-based environments as suitable hosts for media operations, including those ...
Steve Smith, CTO - Cloud
John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images Despite not throwing a single punch, content owners and distributors came away from the May 2nd championship fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao with the most bruises, or so says a host of commentators. Public ...
Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
It’s not exactly a secret that the media and entertainment industry is dealing with significant disruption and once-in-a-generation change. Shifting video consumption patterns and the related reordering of longstanding distribution channels are forcing me ...
Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Every few years, often on the eve of a major trade show, the media & entertainment industry is set abuzz by some new innovation or technology breakthrough. Just a couple of years ago, an IT invasion swept through the industry, setting off a torrent of ...
Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
The media industry is rapidly approaching a tipping point. The agility and cost/performance benefits of IT technologies are becoming too compelling for media companies to continue to invest exclusively in SDI-based infrastructure equipment. The evidence i ...
Glenn LeBrun
I remember a time, before cable and IR remotes, when you’d feel that comfortable “click” of the analog TV channel changer as it carried you through the five local channels in town.  Back then, it was so easy.  Five channels — predictable and convenient.  ...
Dick Hobbs
A lot of things were big at IBC this year. The attendance and the exhibition, for instance, were bigger than ever. And there were a lot of big pictures around, as the 4k bandwagon gathered momentum. But the really interesting discussions, in the conferenc ...
Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Yep, this is one of those “what to expect in the year ahead” pieces, which have become a December ritual, like the airing of 50-year-old kids TV shows that nobody under 50 watches anymore or the compilation of self-improvement resolutions that are long fo ...
Charlie Vogt, CEO, Imagine Communications
It was nearly impossible to take in the atmosphere at IBC2016 and not recognize that the industry has turned a corner. The now-indisputable destination of broadcasters, content owners and distributors is the gradual transition of all operations to an IP-b ...
Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Is live television on its way to being an artifact of the past? Video aggregators and distributors rolling out cloud-based services, such as Cloud DVR (cDVR), Catch-up TV or Restart TV, which allow subscribers to re-launch live programming minutes or even ...